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Science Team (2014)

A battle between a young man, his dead mother, a telepathic space alien, and a bureaucratic government organization.

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Drew Bolduc

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Drew Bolduc
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vito Trigo Vito Trigo ... Chip
Richard Spencer Richard Spencer ... Joey Tweed
Emily Marsh Emily Marsh ... Elizabeth
Mariea Terrell Mariea Terrell ... Maple Thurnthorpe
Lloyd Kaufman ... Science Team Elder
Matt Chodoronek Matt Chodoronek ... Dick Willingston
Reef Clem Reef Clem ... The Sanitizer
Josh Potter Josh Potter ... Dueger Tenowon Smith
Michael Merchant ... Officer Whitlow
Suzanna Mancini Suzanna Mancini ... Chip's Girlfriend
Kera O'Bryon ... Susan Tweed / Emergency Services
Tina Patterson Tina Patterson ... The Neighbor
Dietrich Teschner ... Important Commander
Fabian Rush Fabian Rush ... Dick Willingston's Personal Assistant
William J. Wallace William J. Wallace ... Squelchy Seaman (as William Wallace)
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Chip returns home to find that his mother has been brutally murdered. A sessile space alien is now living in her house. Science Team must eliminate the extraterrestrial threat. Drama ensues. People die. Inner and extraterrestrial demons are engaged. Men in pink suits use cool-looking technology. Events culminate in a destructive orgy of violence of such an epic intensity that people's minds are literally blown out of their heads. Written by Drew Bolduc

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Nothing Bad Has Ever Come From Science


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Release Date:

27 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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$15,000 (estimated)
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Actor and stand up comedian Josh Potter improvises a line about Jeff Dunham that almost ended up on the cutting room floor. See more »

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Dick Willington: It cannot be incorporated, it must be destroyed.
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Chaos has a sense of humor
14 March 2015 | by svarta_skugganSee all my reviews

Do you believe in cause and effect? Because if you do, this movie will shatter your belief in it. I would describe this movie as Philip K. Dick tripping balls on LSD, peyote and ayahuasca pitching a movie idea to 80s Jim Abrahams to direct while today's David Zucker writes and produces it. I know, it sounds absurd and surreal and makes little sense, but that's how little sense this movie makes in and of itself.

There is a semblance of story in that there is a alien life form and a supposedly governmental intel agency trying to make contact with and/or eradicate these life forms depending on whether they are hostile or not. What this movie lacks on the other hand is a total disregard towards plot coherence, character development and everything you learn at Script Writing 101 college classes. Plot points are introduced and discarded, characters acting without motivation or common sense. Nothing is ever explained. This movie is an example of ontological mindfuck ruled by chaos. Everything seems to be pure randomness. Oh there is a method to the madness, but the viewer will not likely get it.

So why 6 out of 10? The movie is still fun to watch in all of its batshit insanity. You'll most likely say "if that alien turns out to be Jesus and his second coming I wouldn't be surprised at all" or something of the sort and your guess would probably just as valid as the background story the alien has. The actors try to do their best with the script they got, but it's so bad and the story so chaotic that at least they seemed to have fun shooting the movie.


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